8 days in Seattle & Mount Rainier National Park Itinerary

8 days in Seattle & Mount Rainier National Park Itinerary

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8 days in Seattle & Mount Rainier National Park Itinerary

Start: Seattle
1
Seattle
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Mount Rainier National Park
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
End: Seattle

4
nights
Seattle

Seattle ©
Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
You'll get in some beach time at Alki Beach and Seahurst Beach Park. Step out of the city life by going to Murhut Falls and Hiram M. Chittenden Locks. Change things up with a short trip to Hood Canal in Olympic National Park (about 1h 20 min away). There's much more to do: take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Seattle Aquarium, see the interesting displays at Living Computers: Museum + Labs, and stroll through Woodland Park Zoo.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Seattle itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Seattle. In June, daytime highs in Seattle are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Olympic National Park, Seahurst Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

3
nights
Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park ©
The star attraction of Mt.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): stroll through Northwest Trek Wildlife Park and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Rainier. On the 23rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along Trail of the Shadows and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount St. Helens.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Mount Rainier National Park trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Seattle to Mount Rainier National Park by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Mount Rainier National Park when traveling from Seattle in June, with lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Mon) to allow time for the train ride back home.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Northwest Trek Wildlife Park, Mount St. Helens
Highlights from your plan
Skyline Trail ©
Skyline Trail
Mount Rainier ©
Mount Rainier
Mount St. Helens ©
Mount St. Helens

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